Safer vehicles

Some vehicles are safer than others.

The engineering and design of a vehicle and whether it has safety features play a vital part in both reducing the chances of a crash and protecting people from harm if they are in one.

The average age of a New Zealand car is currently 13 years old. Getting more people into safer vehicles will significantly improve our safety.

Safety ratings of used cars

Used Car Safety Ratings provide car crash test results which are critical in helping buyers choose the safest vehicles. Check the rating of your car today.

Safety ratings of new cars

Check crash test ratings before buying a new car. New Car Safety Ratings indicate how safe it’s likely to be in an accident. Check your next car with the AA.

Vehicle safety features

The safety features in a vehicle can sometimes be the difference between life and death. Make the right choice about your next car with advice from the AA.

Pedestrian protection

The AA supports practical measures that reduce the aggressiveness of vehicles which can in turn reduce injuries to pedestrians in the event of an accident.

Vehicle safety for children

Child restraints save lives but also make sure your child is safe around vehicles as one in five child pedestrian deaths occurs in the family’s own driveway.

Warrant of Fitness (WoF)

A Warrant of Fitness is not just about getting a sticker for your car, motorcycle or trailer. It’s about safety. Get your independent assessment at the AA.

Vehicle safety ratings

Both new and used cars have a safety rating that show how well they would protect the people inside in a crash. Find out how your car stacks up.

Vehicle licensing reform proposals

The Government is proposing change to the WoF, CoF and annual vehicle licensing system to reduce cost but without compromising safety. Read the AA’s view.

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